Monday, December 23, 2013

The Nutcracker Ice Show

Every year at the Gaylord Texan Resort, there is an epic Ice Show put on for the holidays. This year the theme was The Nutcracker! My parents surprised me with tickets to the show for my birthday, and we all really enjoyed going.

The Gaylord Texan is a beautiful resort with all kinds of other attractions inside. There was a gingerbread house, giant Christmas tree, and you could even visit Santa!

When you enter the Ice Show, they give you a HUGE jacket to wear. I didn't think I would need it on top of my big coat, but I am so glad I wore it. The temperature inside was only 9 DEGREEs! It was so cold I couldn't feel my face.

They use two million pounds of ice to make all the sculptures. I was amazed at the size and detail of each piece. You can read more about how they make the ice here.

Of course, my favorite sculpture was the pink pegasus!

There was also an ice slide you could go down! That's me on the slide!! 

The last room in the show was dedicated to New York City. There was a Yellow Taxi, the Statue of Liberty and Big Apples.

If you live in the DFW area, I definitely recommend checking out the Ice Show at the Gaylord. The whole place was beautiful and really put me in the holiday spirit. There are also several restaurants inside, and it's the official hotel for the Dallas Cowboys!


Hope everyone has a happy holiday!!

Do you have any holiday attractions in your town?


  1. How it looks so festive but ever so cold. I wish they did something like that in Australia.

  2. Such beautiful sculptures but I have to say that the pegasus is my favorite, too!

  3. That looks so cool (in more ways than one) ! Merry Christmas!

  4. Whoa. Totally not what I was expecting when I heard "Ice Show" as a skating nerd. I can't get over the level of detail in the sculptures. Beautiful.


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